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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2014
     
    What's more easily accessible from the street than this??!



    I'd be willing to help raise funds for such a project to give TCS a permanent/mobile home so you can get to the communities that need it most. I'm sure other BFGs would as well.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    Only if it's converted to pedal power or triflow-fueled.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthorNuggetross
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2014
     
    powered by jenkem
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2014
     
    paul jameson:WHAT?! Texting you...

    oh shit sorry you had to find out this way paul. i definitely fucked that up on my part

    nerdo:What's more easily accessible from the street than this??!



    I'd be willing to help raise funds for such a project to give TCS a permanent/mobile home so you can get to the communities that need it most. I'm sure other BFGs would as well.


    that would be kinda cool
    $6100 is mad dough, but i like the idea. however, i also like the idea of having a space to give kids to come and hang out at after school
    it's a tough one!Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    I love TCS! but I don't think it's appropriate to be encouraging kids to come there after school. Fine if they come for the free community-driven bike repairs, but as far as I've seen we're not equipped or trained to provide after school care."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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      CommentAuthorNuggetross
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    ^THE SKREETS AREN'T TRAINED EITHER CHODENICK
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    Doesn't BNB already have a program like that?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    BnB has a few youth development programs, anyone who wants to be a part has to do a bunch of training, and even then, volunteers are supervised by professionals."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    dora:that would be kinda cool
    $6100 is mad dough, but i like the idea.


    You could barter the person down, I'm sure. Put what you'd put into first/security and fundraise the rest. I'd kick in and spread the word. I'm sure your phrama colleagues would kick in as well. And everybody on this board. And you could throw benefit races/events. You'd just need 300 people to give $20.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    nerdo:I'd kick in and spread the word.
    DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthortyler
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    6kidz:I love TCS! but I don't think it's appropriate to be encouraging kids to come there after school. Fine if they come for the free community-driven bike repairs, but as far as I've seen we're not equipped or trained to provide after school care.


    I'm going to have to full on disagree with this. Just because there isn't a sanctioned "program" or coverage for liabilities does not mean you should turn youngsters away.
    Especially youths "at-risk" - giving them ANYwhere to go will foster community. And surely, we aren't all Big Sister/Brother material, but never underestimate the influence an older person will have on a youngin - no matter the circumstances or how short an interaction you've had. And that works both ways, so it would be paramount to treat everyone involved with civility and respect in order to foster those qualities in the local youth.
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    Tyler, I think you're actually agreeing with me."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
    • CommentAuthorroburrito
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    surprisefries:
    nerdo:I'd kick in and spread the word.


    Smells like a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign!A few spokes shy of a wheel.
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    You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
     
    Even if you don't want to buy a silly former food truck to convert into a roving repair sanctuary, having a fundraiser (event or online campaign) wouldn't be a bad idea. Community minded, community funded.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2014
     
    tyler:
    6kidz:I love TCS! but I don't think it's appropriate to be encouraging kids to come there after school. Fine if they come for the free community-driven bike repairs, but as far as I've seen we're not equipped or trained to provide after school care.


    I'm going to have to full on disagree with this. Just because there isn't a sanctioned "program" or coverage for liabilities does not mean you should turn youngsters away.
    Especially youths "at-risk" - giving them ANYwhere to go will foster community. And surely, we aren't all Big Sister/Brother material, but never underestimate the influence an older person will have on a youngin - no matter the circumstances or how short an interaction you've had. And that works both ways, so it would be paramount to treat everyone involved with civility and respect in order to foster those qualities in the local youth.

    thanks tyler, i feel the same way :D

    i'd like to start a kickstarter or some kind of fundraiser at some point. i think the spoke having control over its own space is the only way we can accomplish our goals and guarantee the atmosphere that we aim to provide to folx. unfortunately 4 out of our 5 core members are peaceing out with varying degrees of permanence starting tomorrow, so that leave yours truly to try to organize and run shit and currently i'm working so much that i can barely take care of basic personal shit like getting enough sleep. that is definitely only temporary, but it puts me/us at mid-june to start working on shit which is way late. better late than never, for totes, but it is just frustrating.

    i think more volunteers would help the spoke out more than money would, butttt idk how to do that. we are looking into a possible joint venture with BNB for the summer which might help.Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2014
     
    ^if you need help with video for a kick starter, my roommate may be willing to help. He recently made a kick starter video for someone and it hit the goal of 22k.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2014
     
    awesome, thank you for the offer! :) if/when this happens i will definitely get in touchMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthoreburgers
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2014
     
    http://www.bicycling.com/ride-maps/featured-rides/16-boston-0

    TCS got mentioned here! don't know how behind the times i am/when this article was published so fuck me if i'm like a year late but woohoo!1) Stop watching the donkey porn.
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    Woah, hell yeah.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2014 edited
     
    Hooray for the TCS! shoutout but I'm calling shenanigans on these rankings. Who in their right mind would give New York City first place in a list of the 50 top bike-friendly cities?

    ETA:
    Nandy:lolololol, yeah but look what they chose as #1. It must be an elaborate, sarcastic joke.
    ::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2014
     
    whoa cool! thanks for sharing this eric, i didn't know about this!!

    it is definitely weird that there's no time stamp on this list of cities at all, and i would never rank NYC as #1 for bike riding! that is cray



    thanks again, this made my day :)Must be awful, being so fluffy.
    • CommentAuthortristan
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2014
     
    ascott430 - "Was going to build it up into a fixed gear until I realized I'd rather spend money and time on mountain bikes."
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    Well how else is he gonna be in position to write tickets for cycling outside the bike lane?DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2015 edited
     
    Hey guys, The Spoke is breaking up and we have all these tools, parts, helmets, supplies, bikes, and cash to donate to a bike organization or to facilitate new leadership to take it over. I've made an application for our resources here: http://goo.gl/forms/haIWLCmPi4

    If you or anyone you know wants to start up a bike collective, this is as good an endowment as it gets. Get in touch.
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2015
     
    As awesome as this will be for a worthy organization, it gives me a bit of a sad. Finnegan and I have many fond memories of the Spoke and the people we met there. Hopefully the supplies will inject a bit of the Spoke's vibe into whoever gets them.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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    Has anyone talked to CommonWheels?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2015
     
    A while ago. They probably aren't the best candidate though.
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2015
     
    This really bums me out.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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      CommentAuthorNuggetross
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2015
     
    i heard jp bikes is interested. they want you to turn in all of your equipment first, though...just to make sure it isn't stolen goods.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2015
     
    Please help us spread the word. If we can help get another group of folks get up and running with another bike collective, that would be awesome.

    joeyfresh:This really bums me out.

    meeeee too :(Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2015
     
    What's the story (if you feel comfortable telling it)?We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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      CommentAuthorstingobango
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2015 edited
     
    I'm forwarding this to my buddy Noah, who is awesome and is working on this: Dorchester Bike Kitchen.



    I don't know of a more deserving recipient.I thought that might be you! But there was no shimmy-shake so I couldn't be sure.
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2015
     
    ^YES.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2015 edited
     
    Here's that article about what he's up to: http://baystatebanner.com/news/2015/jan/07/bike-entrepreneur-partners-propose-dorchester-bike/
    (Phil's link is broken.)We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks